SA vs IND: “Ship Has Sailed For Ajinkya Rahane And Cheteshwar Pujara,” Says Atul Wassan

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Pujara did not carry out within the 3-match Take a look at collection vs South Africa.© AFP


Former India cricketer Atul Wassan expressed disappointment after South Africa defeated the Males in Blue to clinch the three-match collection 2-1 at Newlands in Cape City on Friday. India had gained the primary Take a look at by 113 runs however South Africa registered wins within the second and third Take a look at to clinch the collection. “Positively this staff just isn’t what we have now seen earlier than. I’m dissatisfied not shocked as this stuff occur in cricket however I used to be not anticipating this type of a struggle again. It’s a good signal for South African cricket as a result of considerably they had been falling of the map. There have been England, Australia and India dominating. A very good South African staff will work very properly for Indian cricket. Having not gained the collection and misplaced the collection is disheartening however classes to be learnt,” Atul Wassan informed ANI.

“I feel Rahul Dravid has been the place we had been within the collection after main 1-0. They’ve executed that earlier than additionally however sure that is the weakest facet however in hindsight you possibly can see the way in which their batsmen performed particularly Petersen and Bavuma and Van der Dussen. So, they’ve performed very properly. It exhibits that they have the potential and beating a facet like India will assist them do higher abroad additionally,” he added.

Wassan additional stated that Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara will not be doing sufficient for the staff and will not get extra probabilities in future.

“I feel the ship has sailed for Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara as a result of they aren’t doing sufficient. An odd 40 and an odd 50 won’t work for them, it isn’t anticipated. Our batsmen have misplaced us the collection this time. They haven’t given bowlers sufficient runs to defend 20 wickets,” stated Wassan.

“We noticed the wickets b.neting simpler as the sport progressed and we noticed these guys rating runs. So it was an identical of what occurred within the final two Take a look at matches. So the blame lies with Pujara and Rahane. Indian staff has invested quite a bit on them and we wished them to really feel counted and they didn’t make it depend,” he added.


Needing 41 runs to win after the lunch on day 4, Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma took South Africa over the road with ease on Friday. in consequence, India did not win their maiden check collection on South African soil after shedding the third match by seven wickets.

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